ALICE PHOEBE LOU TO RELEASE NEW STUDIO SINGLE,
“SHE,” ON FEBRUARY 23rd, 2018
A live version of “She” is on the shortlist for the ACADEMY AWARD for BEST ORIGINAL SONG, and featured in BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY, currently in theaters. Voting begins today.
WATCH THE LIVE PERFORMANCE VIDEO.
Official music video coming soon.
SEE A SNEAK PEEK.
“A golden girl with a huge voice and somnambulistic self-confidence…
She retains the WOW effect.” – Rolling Stone
“Alice Phoebe Lou sings like sleepless rainfall…
I didn’t want to take my eyes off of her.” – Pigeons and Planes
(New York, NY) Alice Phoebe Lou’s fiercely independent approach to her music has given the singer songwriter a creative confidence that shines through in her captivating vocals and stripped back music. Born in South Africa and having developed her ethereal indie-folk sound busking on the streets of Berlin, Alice has caught the ears of a community of music lovers the world over with her honest storytelling and raw, beautiful voice.
Alice first traversed Europe in 2010, at the age of 16. Armed with just an acoustic guitar, she began to develop a devoted street following of fans, supporters and collaborators. She soon self-released her first body of work, the Momentum EP. By 2014, she was garnering international attention. In 2014 and 2015, she performed at TED events in Berlin and London, respectively, as well as Exponential Medicine. 2016 brought about the release of Alice’s first full length studio album, Orbit, comprised of nine jazz-influenced, eclectic tracks recorded between Cape Town and Berlin that encapsulate the freshness of her live style, vagabond spirit and distinctive, soprano voice. She was then nominated for BEST FEMALE ARTIST at the 2016 German Critics Choice Awards, and performed at the 27th Annual Conference for the Professional Business Women of California, sharing stage with keynote speakers Venus Williams, Judy Smith and Memory Banda.
In support of Orbit, Alice spent much of 2016 on the road, touring with artists such as Sixto Rodriguez, Boy & Bear, Allen Stone and Crystal Fighters. She also put on three sold out multimedia events at the Berlin Planetarium, the biggest in Europe. The shows all sold out within 24 hours of being on sale, and by demand she added two additional planetarium performances to her 2017 tour itinerary. The shows were a spectacular symbiosis of live sound and amazing visuals which Alice worked on hand in hand with the director of the planetarium, Tim Florian Horn.
2017 saw a live version of the song “She” going viral. The performance video has well over two million plays on YouTube, and it was selected to be featured in the film BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY, executive produced by Susan Sarandon. The movie has already won several awards including BEST DOCUMENTARY (New York Film Critics, Online) and been nominated for numerous others. It was recently announced that “She” has been placed on the Oscars shortlist for BEST ORIGINAL SONG. In addition, Alice self-released the EP, Sola, in December of last year.
Following the release of the studio version of “She” on 2/23/18, Alice will be touring internationally, including a run in the US. A new studio album is also in the works.
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2018 TOUR DATES (more TBA)
January 8 – Knysna – Vinyl on Main
January 10 – Nature’s Valley – Wild Spirit
January 12 – P.E – The Music Kitchen
January 13 – Hogsback – Terra Khaya
January 21 – Stellenbosch – The Shed
January 27 – Johannesburg – Parklife Festival
January 28 – Durban – Parklife Festival
February 4th – Cape Town – Kirstenbosch Festival